Randy Wittman Washington Wizards 1-4 High Set Plays by Wes Kosel
Attached are two 1-4 High set plays from Coach Randy Wittman of the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference looking to make a push into the playoff race. Before taking over as head coach of the Wizards, he served as an assistant for the Wizards, Timberwolves, Mavericks, and Pacers. He also spent 1 season as head coach of the Timberwolves and 3 seasons as head coach of the Cavaliers. Wittman played his college basketball at Indiana under Coach Bob Knight. He went on to play in the NBA and spent his early years playing with Doc Rivers and Spud Webb in Atlanta. In these set plays, Wittman offers several scoring options and utilizes the double screen to get open shots.
Randy Wittman Washington Wizards 1-4 High Set Plays – 1-4 High #1
In play 1, Wall passes to Gortat stepping out from the elbow. Gortat first looks to pass to Ariza cutting back-door, then turns and looks to hand-off or pass to Wall cutting between Gortat and Nene. If neither cutter is open, Nene screens for Beal who loops around the top of the key for a hand-off from Gortat. If Beal isn’t open he pops out to the wing. Ariza and Wall set a double screen for Nene at the elbow. Nene cuts to the basket and Ariza moves out to the wing. If Nene isn’t open, Gortat passes to Beal and screens down for Wall. Wall cuts to the top of the key for a shot.
Randy Wittman Washington Wizards 1-4 High Set Plays – 1-4 High #2
In play 2, Wall dribbles out Beal on the wing. Beal replaces him up top. Wall’s initial look is to attack baseline if he has his man beat. If not, Ariza moves down to the low post and Beal makes a UCLA cut off of Nene. Wall looks to pass to Beal, but if he isn’t open he attacks the nail off of a ball-screen from Nene. Nene rolls to the basket and Beal cuts to the opposite wing off of a double screen from Ariza and Gortat. Wall looks to score, pass to Nene on the roll, or pass to Beal for a shot.